El nombre oficial del colegio es Unidad Educativa Alberto Einstein, conocido afectivamente como Einstein School or Colegio Einstein.
In May 1973, a group of members of the Israeli Charitable Association of Quito, now the Jewish Community of Ecuador, resolved to found a school with an education based on the ongoing pursuit of academic excellence, a school that would open its doors to children and young people without distinction of nationality, race or religious creed, and that, within the framework of a secular educational concept, would offer studies of Hebrew and the History of Israel geared to creating a better understanding of the millenarian Jewish culture.
On October 17, 1973, the Ministry of Public Education issued its Resolution 3084 which
authorized the School to begin operating as a private co-educational institution. It was defined from its beginnings as a bi-cultural Ecuadorian-Hebrew educational institution whose principal aim was to educate and shape children and young people to act as responsible citizens, respectful of human dignity and cultural and social diversity, and armed with knowledge and character to face life. The school opened its doors in 1973 with approximately 120 students between pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade.
The name Albert Einstein was chosen because of what this great man represented for humanity and for the Jewish people. Albert Einstein was a citizen of the world with thoughts and actions of international scope. He was both a great scientist and a recognized humanitarian. At the same time, he maintained his Jewish identity in difficult times for the Jewish people.
The school was originally located in the Pinar Bajo area of Quito on an old property that was
rented and adapted for its operation. In 1980 the directors of the board of the school decided to look for a larger property with a promising location as a function of the city’s projected growth. With the economic support of members of the Jewish Community, the current location was purchased and the school’s new campus was built. Since then, the School has owned 4.5 hectares (11.25 acres) of land in Carcelén, and it has operated at its current location of Av. Diego Vásquez de Cepeda N77-157 since 1982.
Over time, the school has developed a high academic level and earned various recognitions
that contributed to deepening its commitment to quality education. Through Resolution 1042 of June 3, 1983, the Ministry of Education and Culture granted “experimental status” to the school. This allowed the School to develop new study programs in addition to those included in the core educational programs in Ecuador. Through Resolution 2324 of May 28, 1992, the Ministry of Education granted the school pedagogical, administrative, organizational, and technical autonomy.
In 1996 the Einstein School became an IB World School, authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate programs. Einstein School offers the full IB Continuum, consisting of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme. Since 2008, the school has been a member of the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA).
En el año 2010 el Colegio Einstein completó el proceso de acreditación para el Programa de Diploma de Estados Unidos y logró recibir la Acreditación Regional de los Estados Unidos de AdvancED. En el año 2020, se tomó la decisión de descontinuar la acreditación con AdvancED, cuando se le otorgó al Colegio Einstein la acreditación inicial de ACE de la Asociación de Escuelas y Colegios de Nueva Inglaterra (NEASC).